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  • Series: Day of Judgement
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401237959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401237950
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.

Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.

Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He began his comics career creating and writing Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. for DC Comics.

His first comic assignment led to a critically acclaimed run on the The Flash and JSA for DC Comics. Since then, he has quickly become one of the most popular and imaginative writers in comic books today, working on titles including a highly successful re-imagining of Green Lantern, The Flash: Rebirth, Superman: Secret Origin, Action Comics, Adventure Comics, Teen Titans, Justice Society of America, Infinite Crisis and the experimental breakout hit series 52 for DC with Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid. Geoff received the Wizard Fan Award for Breakout Talent of 2002 and Writer of the Year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as well as the CBG Writer of the Year 2003 thru 2005 and 2007 and 2008 and CBG Best Comic Book Series for JSA 2001 thru 2005. Geoff penned the acclaimed "Legion" episode of SMALLVILLE. He also served as a writer for the fourth season of ROBOT CHICKEN. Geoff is currently working on film projects with Warner Brothers to be announced soon.

Geoff recently became a New York Times Bestselling author with the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac with art by Gary Frank among many others.

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the story was sound but i think it needed someone better to illustrate it. i know the artist is known for doing hell boy, but to have something of this nature you need someone that can show the depth of this kind of read. jim lee or ethan van schiver or ed mcginness or the ones that did the jsa series. i feel they need the right illustrator for certain projects.
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In the mid-1990's, through a series of questionable storylines (i.e. "Emerald Twlight," and "Zero Hour - Crisis in Time"), DC Comics had disgraced its iconic Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, by transforming him into its Darth Vader-like villain known as Parallax. When last seen, Hal had heroically sacrificed himself re-igniting the sun to save the DC Universe in "The Final Night." In 1999, DC Comics had writer Geoff Johns bring Hal back from purgatory for more in "Day of Judgment," as the Justice League teams with the Sentinels of Magic (Zatanna, Dr. Fate, the Phantom Stranger, the Golden Age Green Lantern, etc.) to thwart mystical underworld villain Nekron.

Disposing of the Spectre's previous host, Jim Corrigan, "Day of Judgment" sets up Hal's slow road to redemption, as he becomes the new Spectre (with a Green Lantern-like appearance). DC wisely recognized turning Hal back into Green Lantern full-time (after his numerous misdeeds) shouldn't happen too quickly, so that is how/why "Day of Judgment" is set up. At best, it is a nice yet otherwise forgettable bridge towards Johns' far superior "Green Lantern - Rebirth" in 2005. With an included back-up feature, this trade paperback is also a solid piece showcasing Zatanna, Alan Scott (the Golden Age Green Lantern), and the other Sentinels of Magic (a far-less-grim forerunner to today's Justice League Dark).

The major detriment really is the amateurish artwork, ranging from okay to mediocre to atrocious - in other words, it is consistent with DC Comics' declining efforts during the late `90's. The sole terrific image is of a cover close-up of a ghostly pale Hal.

Ultimately, if you like Hal Jordan as much as Geoff Johns obviously does, this is a decent adult read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By christopherdbuchanan on April 11, 2013
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This is first and foremost a green lantern story - you'll need a bit of esoteric knowledge of the more obscure of the DC super heroes to keep up but mostly if you are unfamiliar with the Parallax / Hal Jordan saga then this story will mean little to nothing to you - most of the A-list heroes - Superman, Batman, Flash, etc. play smaller auxiliary roles - batman and superman combined have maybe 30 lines. Ultimately the story is about the retiring the former Spectre, the ensuing chaos, and Hal Jordans redemption for his actions as Parallax. If you're a fan boy its a good read. If you're more of a pedestrian then maybe skip this.
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